Varatharaj Mounasamy, M.D, M.B.A., FACS, is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in primary hip and knee arthroplasty, geriatric fractures, peri-prosthetic fractures, and general orthopedics/resident education.

Dr. Mounasamy has completed fellowship training in four orthopedic sub-specialties: Musculoskeletal Oncology, Joint Replacement Arthroplasty, Pediatric Orthopedics, and Orthopedic Trauma.

Dr. Mounasamy came to UT Southwestern from VCU Health System/VCU School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia, where he served on the faculty for 12 years. Since 2014, he was the Director of Orthopedic Trauma at VCU Health System’s busy Level I trauma center, as well as the Program Director for the ACGME-accredited Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at VCU Health System.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019.

Education & Training
  • Internship - Government General Hospital, Chennai India (1988-1989), Medicine
  • Medical School - Madras Mecial College (1984-1989)
  • Fellowship - Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow (1990-1990), General Surgery
  • Research - Institute of Medical Sciences, Uttar Pradesh, India (1990-1991), Medical Sciences
  • Residency - Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (1992-1992), Medicine
  • Fellowship - University of Miami Hospital (2003-2004), Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Fellowship - Orlando Regional Medical Center (2004-2005), Pediatric Orthopedics & Scoliosis
  • Fellowship - University of Virginia Medical Center (2005-2006), Adult Reconstructive Orthopedics
  • Fellowship - VCU Health System (2006-2007), Orthopaedic Trauma
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association
  • Royal College or Surgeons of Glasgow
Honors & Awards
  • Aresty Scholar: The Wharton School/University of Pennsylvania - Executive Education 2018-2019, Physician Leadership Academy-Deloitte
  • Best Teacher Award: Awarded by the Orthopedic Residents 2018-2019, VCU Health System
  • Shining Knight Gala Award: Excellence in patient care 2016, VCU Health System
  • Shining Knight Gala Award: Excellence in patient care 2015, VCU Health System
  • Best Teacher Award: Awarded by the Orthopedic Residents 2009-2010, VCU Health System
  • First Rank: Master of Surgery (Orthopedic Surgery) 1996, University of Bombay
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Primary Knee Replacement
  • Primary Hip Replacement

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